You really never do know what will turn up at the local thrift store! And in all my years of thrifting, it still doesn't cease to amaze me.
Things long forgotten... always wanted... that needed missing piece... or an item never even imagined... you just can't predict the sorts of things that will be unearthed by a serious thrifty treasure hunter.
One of my favorite recent finds were these hardback vintage Trixie Belden books...
I still have the Trixie Beldens I enjoyed as a kid (along with my beloved Nancy Drews), but mine were largely softcover and a bit worse for wear... So I was pleased to uncover these at the Salvation Army Superstore.
You know, our friend Trixie there was the character who inspired me to start writing in the first place. It was because of these books, a twelve-year-old Me decided to try my own hand at writing a mystery novel-- And what do you know? I've been hooked on tale-telling ever since!
And talk about great tales-- The Secret Garden...
I didn't have a copy of this myself, though am a great fan of the story. And what a copy this is! The cover is done in a burnished velvet. Great texture! Now all I need to do, it pull up a good chair, make a nice hot cup of tea... ahh!
Or, when cold beverages are in order, I'll be all set with these aluminum 50s tumblers...
I do have a couple of these already, but at $0.49 a piece, I hardly could resist.
Now thinking ahead to Easter, those who have read this blog for a while, probably know immediately why I picked up these little fellows...
Yup, a couple of teeny '50s sheep planters (well, the one may be a poodle, it's hard to tell), to go with my Easter lamb extravaganza.
I'm planning on busting out the big lambie whammie again this year (I think the sheep have multiplied, too!) so it should be fun unboxing it all and seeing just how many sheep there may be.
And lastly, for no special occasion whatshoever, I picked up this pretty aqua glass candy dish...
It's got a little bit of luster to it and I just, well, liked it. I probably need to like glass less, actually. But it's a harmless little enjoyment. And hey, it matches my entryway.
- Well, if you didn't get to check out the finished woodburning Hello Kitty nursery room sign, click here.
And maybe you all will have some happy thrifting yourselves this week?